Culture can provide a bridge of communication and axchange of ideas that could help to solve issues. In a course of promoting human rights, Campaigns
, refers to our suggestions about actions that call for participation, in any suitable way within the auspices of needs of humanity and with respect for cultural, religious or ethnic differentiation. Civilization, a basic element distinctive of nations, proves to be the most solid communication channel. Within a realm of instability resulting from globalization and the fluidity of social, political, and economic structures, thus provoking conflicts and contradictions, civilization remains the fundamental means in substantial contact, thereby immediately setting forth the formulation of relationships between nations of the world. Cultural events
refers to interesting events that take place, in many countries around the globe, generally speaking in the field of civilization. Last, Figures
addresses our own way of paying respects to people that contributed so much in the evolution of society, on a local or international level.
Facing East - Portraits from Asia
24 June 2006
— "Facing East: Portraits from Asia," on view July 1 through September 4 at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, explores how portraits expressed identity in Asia and the Near East. Paintings, sculpture, and photographs of Egyptian pharaohs, Chinese empresses, Japanese actors... More »